Soap fans have been left divided as Emmerdale won the best soap prize at the TV Choice Awards 2019
The ITV show was once again crowned the winner in the prestigious category - for the third time in four years - at the ceremony at the London Hilton on London's Park Lane on Monday night (September 9), as the team took home one of the four gongs available.
In a post on the programme's official Twitter profile, the team wrote: "Wow, what a night! Thrilled that #TeamEmmerdale are taking home 'the biggie' at tonight's #TVChoiceAwards
"HUGE 'thank you' to everyone who has voted for us - it's an honour! (sic)"
🌟Best Soap!🌟I can only guess that Emmerdale’s loyal fan base continued to vote for them.
— Emmerdale (@emmerdale) September 9, 2019
But fans of the the soaps were divided over the show's win with some saying it was well deserved and others suggesting it wasn't Emmerdale's year.
Congratulations to everyone @emmerdale winning Best Soap at the TV Choice Awards 2019; cast, crew, basically everyone involved in the making of the show.
— Danny Miller Fans (@DannyMillerClub) September 9, 2019
Emmerdale winning best saop award is amazing well done to everyone at @emmerdale they deserve it
— Emmerdale_vanity12 (@EVanity12) September 9, 2019
Well done to #Emmerdale at the tv choice awards last night!!! Also verry well deserved! Just brill!👏👏👏👏👏👏👏😊😊😊😊😊
— Lauren♡ (@BeauchampLove) September 10, 2019
— Meg💋🌸🦄💖 (@purposemixer16x) September 10, 2019
But the majority felt Emmerdale's win was unjustified - especially as EastEnders has been on such good form lately...
The only thing I want for tonight is please that ED doesn't get the best soap award. They don't deserve it. #emmerdale
— Lucie Girard🇨🇦 (@lustyfan) September 9, 2019
who votes for these awards? #Emmerdale wining that award this year shows what a joke the tv choice awards are.
— How do I let them go? (@gordis82rosada) September 9, 2019
danny winning best actor when ryan deserved it. emmerdale winning best soap when eastenders deserved it. someone swap the awards pls
— lucy🌈 (@lucyxreynolds) September 9, 2019
I can only guess that Emmerdale’s loyal fan base continued to vote for them (myself included) despite the fact the show isn’t at the top of its game. I hope #Emmerdale bosses don’t take this award to mean everything is great.. because it’s really not! #TVChoiceAwards
— Amy (@AaronsRobert) September 9, 2019
— QueenElizabeth⚽️⬅️ (@ekitchener97) September 9, 2019
So I fall asleep for a few hours and wake up to the worst TV Choice award results!
Both Emmerdale and Danny Dyer won? Both are AWFUL!
Totally gutted! 😩 pic.twitter.com/nGNHfLIWHB
— Brokenspell (@brokenspell77) September 10, 2019
No doubt fans of #Emmerdale which I’m one will no doubt be aware they have won the best soap award last night. My question is How did that happen with the improbable storylines of late. I’m pleased they have picked up an award but I’m baffled and I’m a massive massive fan
— Johnboy710 #FBLE (@Michael22372002) September 10, 2019
BBC rivals EastEnders did walk away with something though as they landed a double with Kara-Leah Fernandes being named best newcomer while her cast mate Danny Dyer claimed the best actor trophy.
Addressing the audience during his speech, the Mick Carter star said: "I'm very grateful for my life.
"I've made a lot of mistakes, well-documented. I'm a human being made up of many flaws, all glued together with good intentions."
Meanwhile, Coronation Street star Alison King ensured the Manchester-based soap didn't go home empty handed as she nabbed the best actress award.
Elsewhere at the ceremony, Line of Duty was a big winner on the night, with the hit cop show nabbing Best Drama Series following the explosive fifth season.
Adrian Dunbar was also named Best Actor for his role as Superintendent Ted Hastings on the show, and beat off stiff competition from his co-star Martin Compston (Steve Arnott), Richard Madden (PS David Budd in 'Bodyguard') and Aidan Turner (Captain Ross Poldark in 'Poldark').
Elsewhere, ITV's This Morning was named Best Daytime Show for the fourth year in a row.
Phillip Schofield said: "We're incredibly proud of our team, incredibly proud of our show. We're so proud to be part of our family."
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